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GUEST,Rich Origins: Hambone (20) RE: Origins: Hambone 13 May 19


Back in the 1940's in Pittsburgh my neighborhood was half white and have black. The black kids taught me the Hambone. We did a lot of leg and chest slapping and sang (shouted) many of the lyrics on this site. We always had "where you been", "diamond ring", "billy goat" and many more. Having those friend got me into their homes and I heard a radio station that played mostly black music that were not playing on the other stations. Open my eyes to blues and R&B that I collected from an early age (when I could find enough soda bottle to turn in for cash). Great way to grow up - too bad my best friends Gus and TC are no longer around.


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